The process begins with a concept which Linda then transforms into a full size drawing or pattern, each line representing a seam line between two pieces of cloth.

The possibilities and limitations of the piecing process are integral parts of the design. The pattern is then cut apart, with each piece of paper being used as a template for a single piece of fabric. The pieces are then joined by machine to become a pieced “top” over a layer of batting and a backing fabric. Finally, she chooses the pattern of her quilting stitches to enhance the scene. This completes the interpretation and adds an extra dimension of texture to the finished piece.

Linda is an award winning fiber artist whose work has been commissioned for many public art installations as well as juried into nationally prominent exhibitions. The depth and complexity she achieves in her quilts have led to their inclusion in several notable publications and books as well as making her a sought-after lecturer and teacher. Among her many accomplishments are serving as an Artist-in-Residence at Denali, Rocky Mountain, Acadia and Mesa Verde National Parks as well as on the Board of Directors of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). Linda currently works out of her studio near New Orleans, Louisiana.

Awards

2018 Miriam Machell Award for Beauty, Quilt Visions 2018: Connections
2017 Selected as Artist-in-Residence, Glacier National Park, Montana
2016 Straight Furrows chosen for Art in Embassies Program, Port Moresby, New Guinea
2015 Dappled Light chosen for Art in Embassies Program, Tirana, Albania
2014 Selected as a CSArt Colorado Artist for 2015
2013 Selected as Larimer County Artist of the Year, Larimer County, Colorado
2011 Selected as Artist-in-Residence, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
2010 Heartstrings Award to Dawn, ArtQuilt Elements Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2009 Awarded Career Opportunity Grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
2008 Selected as Artist-in-Residence, Acadia National Park, Maine
2007 Selected as Artist-in-Residence, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
2005 Selected as Artist-in-Residence, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Solo Exhibitions

2019 University of Southern Mississippi Art Museum, Hattiesburg, MS
2017 Hammond Regional Arts Center, Hammond, LA
2014 Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
2012 Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, Longmont, CO
2011 The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Quilt Visions 2018: Connections, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
2017 Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS
2017 Flora, Fauna & Entrails, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2016 Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition, National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
2016 ArtQuilt Elements 2016, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2015 33rd Annual New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2014 Quilt Visions 2014, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
2013 New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, Lincoln Center, CO
2013 Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
2010 Quilt Visions 2010, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2010 ArtQuilt Elements 2010, The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2009 Two quilts juried into Earth, Fire and Fibre Exhibition XXVII, the Alaska Biennial Juried Craft Exhibition, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
2008 Quilt Visions 2008, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

Installations

2015 Three works commissioned for the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, CA
2015 Three works purchased for the Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, CO
2014 Tenacity, Ena Mitchell Senior Center, Lordsburg, NM 
2014 Endless, Larimer County Courthouse, Fort Collins, CO 
2011 Oak Veiling purchased and Salmon Point commissioned for the VA Puget Sound Health Care
System, Lakewood, WA
2011 Thru the Woods at Dusk, lobby, Yale Station Senior Apartments, Denver, CO
2010 In the Spotlight purchased by the Alaska State Council on the Arts for the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank
2009 Map of Shadows purchased by the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
2008 A Season in an Eon of Time, Acadia National Park Headquarters,Bar Harbor, ME
2008 Quilt triptych commissioned by Fairbanks VA CBOC Department of Veterans Affairs, Ft. Wainwright, AK
2007 Regeneration, Moraine Park Museum, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
2007 Two quilts purchased for Eagle River High School, Eagle River under the Municipality of Anchorage 1% for Art Program
2007 Quilt commissioned for Schoenbar Middle School, Ketchikan under the State of Alaska Percent for Art Program
2007 Mighty Rivers, Majestic Mountains commissioned for the Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, AK
2007 Two quilts commissioned for the Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
2006 Soaring High depicting the school mascot, commissioned for Fawn Mountain Elementary School, Ketchikan under the State of Alaska Percent for Art Program
2006 A New Season commissioned for the Women’s Labor & Delivery Floor, Hermann Memorial Hospital, Katy, TX
2006 Two quilts commissioned for the North Star Behavioral Health System Childrens’Psychiatric Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska
2005 Returning to Winner Creek commissioned for the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, Alaska
2005 Threading Through the Gravel Bars, East Fork of the Toklat, Denali National Park Visitors Center, Denali Park, Alaska
2005 Fourteen quilts purchased/commissioned for the Basset Army Community Hospital, Ft.Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska for various patient rooms
2004 Two quilts titled Alaska, the Best of Both Worlds – Summer and Winter commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Alaska VA Healthcare System and Regional Office, Anchorage,Alaska

Selected Media

2019 Art Quilting Studio, Winter 2019 Issue, cover and feature article
2018 Machine Quilting Unlimited, March/April Issue
2017 Art Quilting Studio, article in June issue
2017 Machine Quilting Unlimited, May/June Issue
2016 Australian Patchwork and Quilting, Vol 25 No 12, artist profile
2016 Machine Quilting Unlimited, Jan/Feb issue
2015 Fiber Art Magazine, Summer issue, image
2014 New Zealand Quilter magazine, Issue 88, artist profile
2014 The Complete Book of Art Quilt Techniques, author Linda Seward,Sixth and Spring Book
2014 Green Art: Trees, Leaves and Roots, E. Ashley Rooney and Margery Goldberg, Schiffer Publishing
2013 Colorado Life magazine, July/August issue, artist profile
2013 Quilting Arts Magazine, February/March issue, article on public installations
2013 Video segment on commissions airing on the Quilters Newsletter Magazine online video channel
2012 Wrote feature article about my work for Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, November issue
2012 Video segments on artist residences airing on the Quilters Newsletter Magazine online video channel
2012 Machine Quilting Unlimited, July/August 2012
2012 Quilters Newsletter Magazine, June/July issue, featured in the Meetin’ Place with interview,photos
2012 Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World, by Martha Sielman, Sterling Publishing/Lark Crafts
2011 Adventures in Design, Expanding the Visual Dance, Joen Wolfram, C & T Publishing
2010 1000 Artisan Textiles, Quarry Books, four projects included as well as an image on the cover
2009 Alaska Home Magazine, Summer 2009 issue, artist profile
2008 Along the Winner Creek Trail shown on CBS Sunday Morning television program

Professional Affiliations

Studio Art Quilt Associates, past Member of the Board of Directors for SAQA, serving as Treasurer. Past service includes the Special Events Committee, Regional Representative, the Professional Artist Member Review Committee, the Long Range Planning Committee, the Regional Grant Committee, the Professional Artist Member Mentorship Committee and the 2011 Conference Program Committee.